WordPress Plugins

We have built and maintain quite a few WordPress plugins, read the latest on those plugins and other WordPress plugins here!


Yoast SEO 3.6

27 September 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 9 Comments

Yoast SEO features

At Yoast, we love to make our work available for everyone. We try to develop products that follow accessibility guidelines to take away any technical hurdles people may stumble on. But we can always take an extra step to help the user navigate the front-end. That’s why we’ve added a wizard to Yoast SEO 3.6, »

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WordPress: How to noindex a post!

20 September 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 2 Comments

noindex a post with meta robots noindex

Some posts and pages should not show up in search results. To make sure they don’t show up, you should tell search engines to exclude them. You do this with a meta robots noindex tag. For example; you might not want people to find the “thank you”-page you redirect people to when they’ve contacted you. »

Categories: Technical SEO, WordPress
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Yoast SEO 3.5

7 September 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 5 Comments

yoast seo bug fixes

We’ve just pushed out a new release of Yoast SEO, our flagship plugin. The new version, 3.5, mostly has a metric ton of small bugfixes. In this post, we’ll discuss the most notable changes, but you should mostly be aware that this is what we would call a bugfix release. XML Sitemap changes We’ve decided to »

Categories: Announcements, Technical SEO, WordPress
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Why every website needs Yoast SEO

1 September 2016 by Joost de Valk »

why do you need yoast seo

Every website needs an SEO plugin. More specifically, every website needs our SEO plugin. For most websites, Google is the most important source of visitors. No matter how important social networks can be for a site, SEO is often the most important factor for a site’s growth. Not following SEO best practices, or not doing SEO at all, »

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Yoast SEO 3.4: accessibility first

19 July 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 11 Comments

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Today we’re releasing Yoast SEO 3.4, a release mostly aimed at improving our accessibility. Which means you won’t see most of the changes, but they’ll make a world of difference to others. We’ve also improved our readability checks and how we deal with some languages, more on that below. Accessibility changes When we hired Andrea a »

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Help center in Yoast SEO

17 June 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 12 Comments

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In Yoast SEO 3.2 we added a new feature called the help center. The help center is meant to help you figure out all the settings in Yoast SEO. To do that it contains a ton of training videos. In Yoast SEO 3.3, which we released this week, we added knowledge base search to this »

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How to use the content & SEO analysis of Yoast SEO

15 June 2016 by Marieke van de Rakt »

content analysis in yoast seo

The Content & SEO Analysis Tool in the Yoast SEO plugin measures many aspects of the text you’re writing. These checks run real time, so you’ll receive feedback while writing! The content analysis helps you to make your text easy to read, while the SEO analysis checks whether your text is SEO-friendly. In this post, I’ll »

Categories: Content SEO, WordPress
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Content analysis: methodological choices explained

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In the 3.3 update of Yoast SEO, we’ve added six content checks which will help with the readability of your text. This post is meant to explain the choices we made while developing all these readability checks. We provide argumentations for our choices. This is indispensable if you want to understand how our content analysis »

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Tomorrow: new Yoast SEO! Content, content & content

Yoast SEO 3.3

Big news! Tomorrow we’ll update Yoast SEO. We have really awesome new features in our free plugin. You may have noticed our focus on creating high-quality content in our blog post and in our academy products. We really believe that writing quality content should be part of every SEO strategy. All about content! This new »

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Social Previews in Yoast SEO Premium

3 May 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 8 Comments

Social previews in Yoast SEO Premium

In Yoast SEO Premium 3.2, we introduced social previews. It works much like the snippet preview people have come so used to. As the snippet preview does for search rankings, we think social previews will improve your social workflow. Which picture will Facebook pick? When you publish a post and you haven’t specifically selected a Facebook image »

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